A Level Programme

Chemistry A Level

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About this course

Chemistry has the right formula for life!

From the moment you are born, and throughout your life, you are surrounded by chemistry - in the air you breathe, the food you eat and the clothes you wear.

Chemistry is the study of substances; what they are made of, how they interact and what role they play in living things.

This course will suit you if you are practical, like solving problems and are good at Maths. An ability to learn and recall facts will also help with the study of a wide range of organic molecules and reactions.

Particular areas of study will include rates of reaction, structure and bonding, analytical techniques, carbon chemistry and patterns in the Periodic Table.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by written exams and a practical assessment.

During term time your progress will be monitored by assessed homework tasks, module review questions and tests.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs with 2 at Grade B/6 and 3 at Grade C/4.

Additional Requirements: BB or a Grade 6 in Double Science, or BBB in Triple Science and Grade 6 in Higher Maths

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching, Applied Chemistry HNC/D and Computing HNC/D
  • University - related degree such as Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Forensic Science, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering
Forensic Scientist
Chemical Engineer
Veterinary Surgeon

Additional Information

You will undertake an induction period at the start of the course to ensure you are supported and guided through the correct learning pathway.

Chemistry combines well with Biology, Physics, Geology, Maths, Computer Science and ICT.